Monday Message Week 5

HCSA Events This Week TODAY/ WEEKLY! Honors College Student Association MeetingMeet other students, volunteer, practice leadership, plan events or get involved with the Honors College this fall! The Honors College Student Association holds general meetings every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. in LInC 314. We’re looking for new students to join the leadership team and have specific positions open for first-year students! Come […]

October 24, 2022

HCSA Events This Week

TODAY/ WEEKLY! Honors College Student Association Meeting
Meet other students, volunteer, practice leadership, plan events or get involved with the Honors College this fall! The Honors College Student Association holds general meetings every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. in LInC 314. We’re looking for new students to join the leadership team and have specific positions open for first-year studentsCome learn more about HCSA! All HC students are welcome to join.

NEW! Volunteer at the 2022 Holiday Craft Fair
Join the Honors College Student Association (HCSA) in volunteering at the 2022 Holiday Craft Fair that brings in profit for Philomath Elementary School and local artists. Volunteer opportunities at this event will occur on Friday, November 4from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 from 2-5 p.m. at Philomath Elementary School, 239 S. 16th Street – Philomath Oregon. For the volunteer link and more information click here.

TOMORROW! National and Global Scholarships Info Night!
Have you ever thought about studying or doing research abroad during or after your degree? There are scholarships for that! LeAnn Adam and Becca Otto from the National and Global Scholarships Advising Office invite students to join them in Sackett Hall for a chat about scholarship opportunities available both in college and beyond. Come enjoy refreshments and cookies, learn about which scholarships might be a good fit for you, and figure out how to apply. The event is Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the F/G lounge in Sackett Hall.

Self-care Speed Dating
Join us on Thursday, November 3 from 6-7 pm at LInC 345 for selfcare activities including postcards, socializing, meditation, coloring, music, and more all in one hour. Take the time during your busy week to take care of yourself! There will also be PIZZA :). Please RSVP here

HCSA Game Day Viewing Party
The Honors College Student Association is hosting a watch party for the OSU vs. Washington game on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 in the West Hall Main Lounge. There will be free candy and food at the event! Come support your beaver football team with other honors students! Make sure to RSVP here

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Join the Honors College Student Leadership Circle
The Honors College invites applications from all honors students for the 2022- 2023 Student Leadership Circle. The SLC advises the Honors College staff on the development, implementation and assessment of initiatives, programs and opportunities in the college. This year, the SLC will contribute to several projects, working with staff leads.  Students can sign up for multiple projects, though we will prioritize opportunities to participate for all interested students. More information and how to register can be found here. Make sure to register by Friday, October 28. If you have any questions email Kevin Stoller at 

THIS WEEK! Career Development Center Event
Join the Honors College and the Career Development Center on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. in LInC 307. Karla Rockhold will talk about how and where to highlight your unique HC experiences on your cover letters and resumes/CVs. RSVP through the HC Community Connector app or by emailing

THIS WEEK! Crash Course in Digital Media – Research Addition
On Thursday, October 27 at 2 p.m. in LInC 343 join the HC and Hayden Wilcox with the Media Hub for this workshop about how to make an effective thesis poster and presentation about your research. As a part of Stage 4 students need to communicate to an external audience. There will be time for questions. This event is open to all HC students. Make sure to RSVP using the HC community connector app or email!

Fall Term Faculty Research Showcases
Mark your calendars for fall term’s Faculty Research Showcases! The Faculty Research Showcases are an excellent way to connect with faculty members, learn more about their research and potentially get involved in projects that could be the basis of an HC thesis. Even if you don’t yet feel ready to begin research or are not sure about your interests, attending these events help you to explore opportunities and make connections. Register here.

 College of Engineering: Wednesday, October 26, 4-5:30, ILLC 155
– Colleges of Science, Pharmacy, Vet Med, and Public Health and Human Sciences: Tuesday November 8, 4-5:30, LInC 228

If you are looking for additional research ideas or opportunities, check out the Potential HC Research Opportunities.

HC Study Groups
Need a little help in your classes or want to brush up on your knowledge? Join a study group! Keep an eye out for the writing study group hours — coming soon!

Physics study groups will be on Wednesdays at 5pm in LInC 360 and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in LInC 350. 
– Chemistry study groups are on Mondays and Wednesdays @ 5 p.m. in Sackett office near F/G wing. 
– Biology study groups are Mondays @ 2 p.m. in LInC 437 & Thursdays @ 4 p.m. in LInC 345 (10/13 only will be LInC 437). 
Math study groups Mondays @ 4 p.m. in LInC 360, Tuesdays @ 5 p.m. in LInC 360, Wednesdays @ 5 p.m. in LInC 360,  and Thursdays @ 4 p.m. in LInC 360

Submit Nomination for Student Spotlight
The HC is currently accepting nominations for students to feature in the Student Spotlight series. If you know of a student who you think deserves recognition submit their name and the reason for the nomination here.

Halloween Events!

TODAY! Pumpkin Painting!
Come to the Asian Pacific Cultural Center from 5-7 p.m. today Monday, October 24 for some fall festivities! There will be pumpkin painting and snacks provided! This is a great opportunity to have fun and learn more about the Asian Pacific Cultural Center as well as the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center. 

TOMORROW! Open House at the SEC
Tomorrow Tuesday, October 25 from 2-5 p.m. the Student Experience Center is hosting a Halloween open house! Come learn about the SEC, have some fun and get some candy while you’re there!

THIS WEEKEND! Murder Mystery: Midnight at the Masquerade
On Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. visit the MU Ballroom for an immersive murder mystery experience. Trade clues, gather information, and solve the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder at this masquerade ball murder mystery party! For more information and to purchase tickets click the link here.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities

HC Differential Tuition Emergency Grant
The Honors College encourages students experiencing unusual financial challenges to apply for a one-term Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant of $500. This is not a scholarship and is designed to provide short-term, immediate support. Contact or an Honors College advisor with questions.

HC Experiential Award Application
Honors students who have submitted a thesis proposal are eligible to apply for an Honors Experiential Scholarship of up to $750 in support of participation at a professional conference or engagement in thesis research. Contact Kevin Stoller at with questions.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

NEW! OSU Energy Efficiency Center is Hiring
Would you be interested in a part-time, on-campus job working with industry clients to reduce energy use and improve productivity, while applying what you are learning in your classes? The OSU Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) has multiple positions available for Student Technical Analysts with start dates in Winter 2022. Analysts work part-time during the school year (10-15 hrs/week) and during the summer (30-40 hrs/week) conducting comprehensive assessments of small and medium-sized manufacturers and water treatment facilities across the Northwest. Visit the link here to learn more information about the OSU Energy Efficiency Center. You can apply for the position here! Please reach out to Dr. Karl Haapala ( if you have questions.

NEW! Apply to the Adapting to Wildfire SES Fellows Program!
The aim of the SES Fellows program is to provide 8-10 undergraduate students with paid opportunities to participate in social science research related to wildfires and engage with the public. The Fellows will be collecting meaningful data about wildfire in central Oregon and elsewhere in Oregon. This will include surveys, interviews, participant observation, and content analysis. Interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors  should complete this application by Thursday, November 10

TOMORROW! Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair
Looking for a summer job, an internship, or the opportunity that will launch your career?  Now is the time to connect with some of the best employers in the country at the 2022 Fall Career & Internship Fair. You can network with more than 50 businesses, non-profits, government agencies and grad schools who are currently seeking Oregon State students and recent grads. This event brings hundreds of professionals together in one spot, giving you the chance to ask questions about fields and industries you’re interested in, build your professional network, and even apply for jobs and internships on the spot. The Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 12 to 3 p.m. You can sign up via Handshake here.

UPCOMING DEADLINE! Apply for the University of Central Florida’s Engineering and Computer Science PhD Program
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL, USA) is renewing its Early Action opportunity for individuals considering beginning their PhD studies in the fall 2023 academic semester. Any individual completing a new application for a CECS PhD program by Tuesday, November 1 will receive an application fee waiver. The link to begin an application is available here. More information about the program is available here. Any questions can be directed to

Project  & Technology Coordinator Job Opportunities
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating participant payments and communications for the Better Jobs for Young Workers (“BJYW”) Research Study, which to better understand how young adults without college degrees can improve their job quality. This position averages ten hours a week at $15/hr and has flexible scheduling. The Technology Coordinator will finalize the development of a relational database with a connector script using the Qualtrics API to receive information on a survey wave completion and then invite participants to return for the next wave at the appropriate time interval. They will also create front end integration for the relational database to facilitate lookup by the participant-facing team. This position averages ten hours a week at $15/hr and has flexible scheduling.  

Join the University Legislative Scholars Program
The University Legislative Scholars (ULS) is a year-long experiential learning program that enables students to engage in public policy issues at the state level while also increasing student advocacy in the Oregon legislative process. Program participants interact directly with state legislators, advocates, legislative staff and other public policy practitioners who are actively involved in Oregon’s State Legislature. Visit the University Legislative Scholars Website here for more information and how to apply. 

Campus-Wide Opportunities

Submissions Needed for the Student Resources Digest!
The Student Resources Digest mailings will be starting again soon. This effort is one way that we work collaboratively to make students aware of services and resources available to them. We collect submissions from campus partners, compile them into a digest and mail them to you every two weeks of the term. Click here for an example digest from last fall. We’re now live and collecting submissions for fall term. Fall can be a great time to describe the services you offer and how to access them, even if you’re not announcing anything new or any date-specific events. To submit Digest content, use this Google form. If you have questions or comments about this effort, please contact Anna Bentley or Clare Creighton at

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

  • The Honors College main office in LInC 450 is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. HC staff is on hand during business hours to assist with questions, help with scheduling appointments or just chat and share some free candy. You can also get in touch with the main office by contacting or by calling 541.737.6400. 
  • The student computer lab and lounge (the SLUG) on the third floor of LInC 340 will be open:
    • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
    • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday – noon- 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday – 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

These resources are available throughout the term.

“Forgot Your Lunch?” Station Available in SLUG
The Honors College is back with a “Forgot Your Lunch?” station for you to have a snack or light lunch if you ever need it. Whether you need food because you forgot your lunch, are low on money or simply need a snack, please help yourself to this free resource. The resource is self-serve and can be accessed any time that the SLUG is open in the kitchen area.

West & Sackett Drop-In Office Hours
Bailey Garvin and Courtney Lira, the Honors College Student Engagement Coordinators, will be hosting office hours throughout fall term. Stop by if you have any questions regarding the Honors College, HCSA, how to get involved or just need general advice and someone to talk to! Drop-in hours will start week 1 and will be posted in each Monday Message and on the HC office doors in West & Sackett.

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